January 27, 2006

Lohan Gets a Tat

Lindsay Lohan has reportedly had the word 'BREATHE' tattooed onto her wrist.

The young actress recently suffered an asthma attack and the tattoo is allegedly a tribute to the scary experience. A friend of the star is quoted by website toronto.fashion-monitor.com as saying: "It obviously has a double meaning. "It's about the asthma attack, but also a reminder to just slow down and enjoy life."

Source: Female First

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Brangelina Baby

Angelina Jolie stands tall at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday. She and Brad Pitt chatted with U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan at the annual meeting of world leaders.

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Spidey Warns Leo

Leonardo DiCaprio, freshly single after his break up with Victoria's Secret model Gisele Bundchen, reportedly has been hooking up with Kirsten Dunst, much to the chagrin of her "Spider-Man" co-star Tobey Maguire.

A source tells Star magazine, "Tobey said, 'You thought Gisele was high maintenance?! Kirsten is going to get up in your grill so bad, you're going to want to flee the country for some peace and quiet!' "

--I'm sorry, but I've having a hard time picturing Spidey saying, "get up in your grill."

Source: Teen Hollywood

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Larry King likes to get a little Wild West in the sack, according to his much-younger wife, Shawn Southwick.

In an unsettling interview with Howard Stern, Southwick claims, "Larry has this Indian costume that just drives me wild . . . I wear chaps!" She adds that 72-year-old King's bedroom battle cries didn't ring out until after they were married in 1997.

Southwick, a devout Mormon, made the wrinkled broadcaster wait until their wedding night to have sex - and only after a doctor signed off on it because of King's heart problems.

Source: New York Post

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Gaslight Remake

This is starting to get comical:

Warner Bros. Pictures is developing a remake of "Gaslight," the 1944 thriller that starred Charles Boyer as a husband trying to drive his bride, played by Ingrid Bergman, insane, the studio said on Thursday.

British filmmaker Joe Wright, who directed the recent big-screen adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice," is lined up to make his American directing debut on the "Gaslight" update, a Warner spokeswoman said. Abi Morgan, the writer behind the 2004 British television miniseries "Sex Traffic," plans to write the new "Gaslight" screenplay, which will be set in contemporary California instead of gloomy Victorian London, the spokeswoman said.

The 1944 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer classic, like the lesser-known 1940 British version that preceded it, was adapted from a 1938 British stage play by Patrick Hamilton. The MGM picture, directed by George Cukor, starred Boyer as a sinister husband who systematically tries to drive his fragile young wife crazy, in order to gain control of her family's jewels. The movie co-starred Joseph Cotten and Angela Lansbury, who was making her feature debut at the age of 17.

The popular phrase "to gaslight" someone -- meaning to manipulate someone's environment to trick the person into thinking he or she is insane -- was derived from the film's premise. MGM's "Gaslight" garnered seven Academy Award nominations, winning Oscars for Bergman as best actress and for the film's art direction. Bergman also won a Golden Globe for her role.

--Leave the perfectly-executed classics ALONE!

Source: Yahoo

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Days after reports that she and Jude Law had split for good, pictures have appeared of Sienna Miller hugging Star Wars actor Hayden Christensen.

They're both starring in Factory Girl but according to the Daily Mirror, they seem more than just co-stars. During a party with their fellow cast and crew members at McArthur's restaurant in Shreveport, Louisiana, a spy reported back to the paper: "Sienna and Hayden aren't doing a very good job of keeping their flirtations a secret. "Everybody has been talking about it for a while and after the cast party on Monday they were acting like more than good friends."

And it seems that the introduction of a karaoke machine only heated things up further. "She started serenading Hayden before begging him to join her on stage - and it wasn't long before he complied. "After Sienna and Hayden sang together on the karaoke they were whispering and dancing in a corner of the restaurant. "At one point she looked upset while he hugged her and whispered in her ear - that soon cheered her up."

Source: Ananova

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Seeing Red

He might have lost out on the Nobel Peace Prize last year, but Bono's already laying the groundwork for another run at the hardware.

The U2 frontman, Time co-Person of the Year and all-around good guy turned up Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to unveil a partnership with several big companies that will sell a brand called Red. The label will adorn Armani and Gap clothes, Converse sneakers and even an American Express card, with one percent of the profits earmarked for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Flanked by Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani and various suits from the other companies, Bono hailed the private sector for their support and raising awareness at a critical time when governments have been slow to tackle the problem.

"This is really sexy to me. It is sexy to want to change the world," the 45-year-old Irish rocker told reporters.

Source: Yahoo

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January 26, 2006

No Originality

Rawson Marshall Thurber has agreed to write and direct a big screen adaptation of 1980s TV show Magnum, P.I., according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Starring Tom Selleck, the series followed the adventures of private investigator Thomas Magnum who was hired to oversee security at the beachfront mansion of professional writer Robin Masters.

Thurber's (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) version is said to be of a similar style to the series, with the plot seeing Magnum in search of a missing friend.

--Ok gang...who should reprise Selleck's role?

Source: Digital Spy

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MJ Dresses In Drag

Pop star Michael Jackson was spotted shopping in a Bahrain mall on Wednesday, hiding his face behind a veil and donning a black robe traditionally worn by women in the Gulf. He was with three children, apparently his own, who also had their faces covered by dark scarves. An unidentified woman accompanied them.

The pop star, who seems to be settling in the Persian Gulf, was seen leaving Marina Mall in the Bahrain capital, holding a child by the hand. On the way out a back door, he shook hands with security guards.

The woman - also dressed in the black robe called an abaya, jeans and a scarf that partially covered her face - had the two other children. All three children were wrapped in black scarves and wore yellow shirts and sweatpants or khakis without robes.

Source: AZ Central

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Fiddy To Star in Pink Vid

50 Cent is to make an appearance in Pink's video for her new single Stupid Girls.

In the video Pink takes the variety of of stars including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and parodies Jessica Simpson's "These Boots Are Made... " video by writhing around in a bikini while washing a car.

The video is about how fake celebrities can be, but newlywed Pink remains tight-lipped over who's she's actually targetting in the video. "I don't think I need to name names," she told MTV. "I live in LA so it's obvious what I'm surrounded by," she said, adding that her vid is "sick and twisted and insane."

Source: Ananova

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Former "Saturday Night Live" comic and world-renowned party monster Tracy Morgan apparently isn't sold on safe sex.

At event planning company Joonbug's launch of Donald Trump's new travel site GoTrump.com at Marquee, a tipsy Morgan barreled to the front of the men's room line, where he was distracted by an attractive woman walking by.

"He grabbed a condom from a bowl that the attendant had laid out and announced, 'I may need this later!' " relays a witness. "Then he threw it back in the bowl and said, 'It doesn't really matter because I don't use them anyway.' "

Source: New York Post

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Another One Bites the Dust

Josie Bissett and Rob Estes, onetime stars of Melrose Place, are divorcing after more than 13 years of marriage, Estes has confirmed.

Saying that Bissett, 34, has "decided to move on to greener pastures," Estes, 42, tells TV's Entertainment Tonight: "I live in Seattle. ... I moved there because my soon-to-be ex-wife's family lived up there, so we moved up there for the kids. Then after we had been there for two years, we split, but I will stay there because the kids love it." The couple have two children, Mason, 6, and Maya, 3.

Bissett and Estes met during a 1991 casting call for a TV movie and wed in May 1992. Bissett joined the Melrose Place cast that same year, in the role of Jane Mancini. Estes joined the nighttime soap four years later, playing Kyle McBride.

Source: People

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SJP and Hubby To Do Play

Former Sex & The City star Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick are hoping to star together in a play about celebrity gossip on the Broadway stage.

Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost, Too features a husband-and-wife team who write gossip columns for a New York City tabloid. Parker has been looking for a play for her and her husband to star in since her Sex And The City stint ended.

A theatre executive says, "She's been saying to producers and theatre owners, 'Find us a play!'" Parker took part in a staged reading of the play on Monday which was attended by a select group of Broadway insiders. Broderick's schedule didn't allow him to attend the reading, but Tony-winning actor Alan Cumming stepped in to read opposite the actress.

In the comedic play, written by Douglas Carter Beane, the couple create non-existent celebrities who attend non-existent parties. Things begin to spin out of control when movie studios try to track down the fake celebrities to star in films. Beane says, "It's all about the wonderful world of tabloid journalism and celebrity culture."

Source: IMDB

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Avril Becomes a Girl

Punk princess Avril Lavigne has signed with Ford Models and wants to land a high-fashion advertising campaign.

The singer, who became famous for wearing men's white shirts and ties, had a style awakening after receiving a designer Prada handbag and has become hooked on high-fashion. Lavigne says, "I want to do those really beautiful ads with the high-end products. I look through magazines and stare at ads and think, 'I'm not six feet tall, but I know I can do that.'"

The singer has shed her tomboy image and has been experimenting with new styles - including new clothes and cosmetics. She adds, "I'm starting to feel more feminine. I'm getting into hair and make-up and image. That's the best part of being a girl."

Source: Teen Hollywood

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SS To Collaborate With Elton

New York disco-pop outfit Scissor Sisters wrote, recorded and produced their 2004 self-titled debut in keyboardist-bassist Baby Daddy's Brooklyn kitchen. Two years later, the band is cutting its follow-up in its own state-of-the-art studio, aptly dubbed Discoball.

And a longtime dream has been realized: The group's collective idol Elton John, himself a Sisters fan, collaborated on the new track, "I Don't Feel Like Dancing." "He's been so amazing and supportive and warm, and it's a really big deal for us," says Baby Daddy.

The as-yet-untitled follow-up, which the group is attempting to self-produce, will potentially include the song "Everybody Wants," which the band debuted onstage this past summer at Live 8. While the rest of the album, due late spring, is just taking shape, singer/lyricist Jake Shears says it will be a mishmash of upbeat disco songs, Sixties psychedelia and glam rock.

--I love the Scissor Sisters. Can't wait until the new album comes out.

Source: Rolling Stone

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January 25, 2006


Kanye West, with a crown of thorns atop his head, poses as Jesus Christ on the cover of the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone.

The outspoken rapper defends his brash attitude inside the magazine's pages, on newsstands Friday. He is also pictured posing as Muhammad Ali.

"In America, they want you to accomplish these great feats, to pull off these David Copperfield-type stunts," he says. "You want me to be great, but you don't ever want me to say I'm great?" West also says his hit song "Gold Digger" was the best song last year and that it should have been nominated for the Grammy's best rap song category: "That's a gimme Grammy."

Nevertheless, the 27-year-old is nominated for eight awards, including album of the year for his sophomore album, "Late Registration." The Grammys will be presented Feb. 8. West has always been forthright in saying what he feels, most famously when he said " George Bush doesn't care about black people" during a telethon for Hurricane Katrina victims.

"If I was more complacent and I let things slide, my life would be easier, but you all wouldn't be as entertained," he says. "My misery is your pleasure."

The strangest tangent of the Rolling Stone story, however, is when West says he's addicted to pornography. He remembers first seeing his father's Playboy magazine when he was 5 years old. "Right then," West says, laughing, "it was like, `Houston, we have a problem.'"

Source: FoxNews

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The CW

Two small, struggling television networks, UPN and WB, will merge to form a new network called The CW, executives from the companies that own them said Tuesday.

The announcement was made by executives from CBS Corp., which owns UPN, and Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc., which owns WB. Both UPN and WB had struggled to compete against larger rivals in the broadcast TV business, including Walt Disney Co.'s ABC, News Corp.'s Fox, General Electric Co.'s NBC and CBS Corp.'s CBS.

The new network will launch in the fall, the executives said, and both UPN and WB will shut down. It will be a 50-50 partnership between Warner Bros. and CBS, and the network will be carried on stations owned by the Tribune Co., which is a minority owner of the WB network.

Among the Tribune's TV stations that will join the new network are its flagship WGN in Chicago as well as WPIX in New York, and KTLA in Los Angeles. Leslie Moonves, chief executive of CBS Corp., said the new network will air 30 hours of programming seven days a week aimed in part at young audiences.

Source: AZ Central

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January 24, 2006

More Cruise Control

A steamy sex scene between Katie Holmes and Aaron Eckhart has been mysteriously snipped out of the version of "Thank You for Smoking" being screened at the Sundance Film Festival.

In the flick, based on the best seller by Christopher Buckley, Holmes, who plays an investigative reporter, and Eckhart, who plays a tobacco lobbyist, enjoy a randy romp. But while that scene was still in the movie when it debuted at last year's Toronto Film Festival, it has vanished from the Sundance screenings, causing some to wonder if Holmes' fiancé, Tom Cruise, used his staggering showbiz clout to kill the footage.

A spokeswoman for Fox Searchlight didn't seem to know what happened: "It's never been altered," she said of the finished film. "It will absolutely be released with that scene. We don't know what happened, but we're looking into it."

Source: New York Post

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Off Again?

Is This The End For Jude?

It's been on and off more times than gossip mags can count. But word on the street is that Jude and Sienna's relationship really is now officially off.

Depending on which paper you read, Sienna dumped Jude over his plans to move into a house with ex-wife Sadie Frost and the kids...Or, Jude dumped Sienna because she's become too paranoid and controlling since they got back together.

The Sun says Sienna did the ditching after hearing how Jude plans to spend more time with his kids by taking a home with Sadie. A mole says of Sienna's reaction: "She screamed at Jude when he told her. "She claimed he might as well get back with her if he's prepared to live with her."

Meanwhile, in the Daily Mirror, the story goes that Jude could no longer stand being wrapped round Sienna's finger since nanny-gate and told Si to hop it. "Sienna has become more demanding," an insider on her new film blabbed. "Sienna thought she could call the shots. Jude put up with it for a while, but in the end her behavior drove him away."

Source: Sky Showbiz

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Sloppy Seconds

Britney Spears stole away Shar Jackson's babies' daddy, Kevin Federline, so Jackson has struck back by sleeping with Spears' ex-husband, Jason Alexander.

Jackson showed up at the 25th-birthday party for singer Ray J, Brandy's younger brother, in L.A. Saturday night with Spears' redneck ex-hubby in tow. A spy says, "They made out all night before going upstairs to the off-limits bedroom area of the house." The rumpled duo rejoined the party an hour later, we hear - much to the surprise of Brandy and her new beau, Nick Cannon. A rep for Jackson declined comment.

Source: New York Post

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